Elkins Band We Are Getting Very Busy!!

All of these details have been sent out to you by email from Rachel Strange, if you have not received this or any other emails please use the Charms link below to update your contact details.



Fri, Oct. 10, 5PM

Flag Fundraiser Flag Distribution

All students are expected to participate in this event, the more people we have the less time it will take.

Immediately after practice, teams pick up flags and routes at Elkins. 

We need vehicles capable of transporting the 10ft. tall flag poles.


Saturday, October 11

Katy ISD Marching Festival – Rhodes Stadium (Katy ISD) & Willowridge Game – Hall Stadium

Click here to help at the contest

Students should bring a light snack lunch to eat on the bus on the way home from Katy.

Arrive - 7:15am

Rehearsal - 7:30-8:30am

Dress/load – 8:30-9:00am

Inspection – 9am

Depart – 9:15am

Arrive in Katy – 10:15am

Warm-up – 11:00am

Perform – 11:45am

Depart from Katy – 12:30pm

Return – 1:30pm (Everyone will remain on campus)

Dinner – Students need to bring $5.  Booster club will serve pizza, chips, drink.

Click here to help at this game

Dress/Load – 3:30pm

Inspection – 4:15pm

Depart – 4:30pm

Game – 6:00pm

Return/pick-up – 9:30pm


Monday, October 13 

MERCER Stadium Rehearsal – 4:00-6:30pm.  Transportation NOT provided.


Tuesday, October 14

Flag pick-up –the more hands the faster the work is completed. 5-7 p.m.


Wednesday, October 15

Full Band rehearsal – 3:30-6:00pm


Thursday, October 16

Click here to help at this game.

Elkins vs. Ridge Point (FCMS band students will be joining us in the stands)

3:00pm    Rehearsal

4:15pm     Dinner (Tailgate meal if signed up/or supply your own) & Dress

5:15pm    Inspection & Load

5:30pm    Depart for Stadium

7:00pm    Game

10:30pm  Return & Pick-up


Friday, October 17

Full Band rehearsal – 3:30-6:00pm


Saturday, October, 18

Sam Houston State University Marching Festival

8:30am    Rehearsal

9:45am    Load

10:30am   Inspection

10:45am   Departure

Students need to bring a lunch to eat on the bus.

1:00pm     Arrive @ SHSU

1:55pm     Warm-up

2:45pm     Prelims Performance

5:00pm    Jason's Deli Dinner - students & chaperones bring $5 & make selection by Wed. 10/15

7:00pm   Finals begins

10:30pm  Depart for Elkins

12:30am   Return/Pick-up


Monday, October 20

Last Major Marching Band Rehearsal – 3:30-6:30pm


Tuesday, October 21

UIL Marching Contest

Students will be released from part of 6th and all of 7th period.

1:15    Rehearsal

2:30   Load/Dress

3:00   Inspection

3:15    Depart

3:45   Arrive at Mercer (spectator parking is on the home side)

4:30   Warm-up

5:00   Perform (spectator entry fee - $3)

6:00   Return/Pick-up


For the rest of football season, Marching Rehearsals will only take place on Thursdays from 3:00 – 4:00pm.  Attendance is required for everyone.


Chaperones Needed

As many are aware we are always in need of chaperones!

For those parents wanting to help but need a little more notice to change schedules, we have set up a link for every game of regular season.

Please use this link if you have NOT completed a FBISD Criminal History Check.... ALL volunteers have to do this to help with the students.

Playoff games will be done on a week to week basis.


Please use to links below to sign up and help. 

10-11-14 Elkins Vs Willowridge Click here to help

10-16-14 Elkins Vs Ridge Point Click here to help

10-24-14 Elkins Vs Marshall Click here to help

11-1-14 Elkins Vs Bush Click here to help

11-7-14 Elkins Vs Santa Fe Click here to help





THIS FUNDRAISER HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BE HUGE..... without you spending a penny!!


It will need every student as well as some parents for it to work.


Displaying the Flags

Friday Oct 10th 5pm

On this day we will need parents or seniors with a truck to pick up flags from school for the teams, and drive around with the kids as they put the flags out in their designated area

Collecting the flags

Tuesday Oct 14th 4pm

On this day we will need parents or seniors help again to drive around with the groups to pick up the flags and return them to school (unless you have room in your garage to store them!!)



This year we are going to be relying heavily on the CHARMS band program, if you have not heard of this, it is a computer program set up for Band directors to make their life a little easier. We need you to make sure that your contact details are fully up to date. This way we can keep you informed on what is happening with your child(ren). Click here for instructions on how to update your details.